Darkness

Challenge series hosted by USAFMechanic. Challenges start on Fridays.
Darkness has always been man-kinds enemy and it took us many years to perfect ways to over come the night. Now we celebrate the night for it's beauty, either man made or otherwise. So let's see some photos celebrating the night, sunset, the moon, the stars, and anything in between.
Finished (6 challenges)
6. Bats
Entries: 32
Winners announced: 15th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Young fruit bat
The creature most commonly associated with the night is bats. So let's see your bats. The photos do not have to be taken at night but a bat must be the primary focus of the photo.
Entries: 29
Winners announced: 8th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Steam Train 2009
Many popular events and celebrations begin during the day and run late into the night. Show us some of your late afternoon, early evening celebrations. At a minimum the time of day reflected should be sunset or later.
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 22nd June, 2012 GMT
Winner: Manhattan Night
Technology is so abundant that we hardly recognize things for what they are, so let us take this time to celebrate the simplicity of the light bulb. Show us your city, town, house, park or otherwise as long as it is illuminated by artificial light. Put your shutter and f-stop to work.
3. Sunset
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 15th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: On the way home...
What better way to welcome the onset of night than with the magnificence of the sunset. Let's see your best sun set photo's.
2. Fire!
Entries: 160
Winners announced: 8th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: Fire universe
For our ancestors fire was a miracle that changed everything. It allowed them to venture into the night without fear of attacks or loosing their way. At the same time it was a new nightmare that when left unattended could spell disaster for them. Let's see your photo's celebrating fire in all of its glory.
Entries: 127
Winners announced: 1st June, 2012 GMT
Winner: Moon Dance
May 6th 2012 was a "super-moon" occurrence. The moon was the closest to earth it could have been during it's lunar cycle and it was also a full moon. In celebration of this occurrence let's see some of your astro-photography.